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Things to do in Lincolnshire

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Excellent audio tours. Steeped in history. Hosts frequent events and gigs. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Church
“The third largest English Cathedral and undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable to visit.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Church
“Stunning Building in a City steeped in history. Well worth a visit close to Castle and shopping/resturants”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Small museum with artefacts and information on Lincoln and the county of Lincolnshire's history”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Well worth a visit, they often have exhibitions and visiting artists. Check their website for current shows.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Collection brings together the award winning archaeology museum and the region's premier art gallery, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Featuring a vibrant exhibition programme, an activity area for the younger visitors, film showings, talks and tours, family fun days and much more. www.thecollectionmuseum.com ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Lincoln's favourite restaurant. Authentic family Spanish Tapas restaurant. Incredible atmosphere and unbeatable food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“Ten screen Cinema of the latest movies close to many resturants on the Brayford Pool and near to shopping in Lincoln”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The list of shows is endless. A stunning theatre with such friendly staff. Only a 10-15 minute walk from The Little House makes this a great Theatre trip package, stopping over at The Little House. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Surrounded by Lincoln University. Excellent selection of restaurants. Home to Lincoln's odeon cinema. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful wild Common land perfect for dog walking or picnics. Scattered with horses and ponies. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Guests have eaten here and highly recommend it for food and service. It is a well established local independent restaurant. Tucked on the iconic Steep Hill a stones throw from the Castle and Cathedral. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hobby Shop
“Lovely part of Lincoln. Quaint little shops. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars, ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Real Ale in Lincoln. Not a food place. No tea or coffee. Garden at rear.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great venue for live music, performing arts and theatre. The cafe bar often has free lunchtime live acoustic / jazz sessions. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“The Tennyson Research Centre, in the dome of Lincoln Central Library, is the most significant collection on Alfred Tennyson in the world.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Lincoln's favourite restaurant. Authentic family Spanish Tapas restaurant. Incredible atmosphere and unbeatable food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Guests have eaten here and highly recommend it for food and service. It is a well established local independent restaurant. Tucked on the iconic Steep Hill a stones throw from the Castle and Cathedral. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The second best Old Bakery in Lincoln... The Old Bakery restaurant is the only restaurant in Lincoln to hold two AA Rosette Awards. Offering the finest A La Carte dining and tasting menus - The Old Bakery is definitely worth a visit if you're looking for something a little fancy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classis and authentic Thai food! The food here not only tastes great but it also looks beautiful too! They do also offer a take out service if you fancy eating at home!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ "12th-century stone building with low-beamed, intimate dining room for a modern and creative menu." Wonderful restaurant - not a budget option - but would be great for a special occasion.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“My favourite coffee shop in Lincoln. Independently run. Quirky decor and great atmosphere. They often hold live music gigs in the street too! ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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